It’s estimated the average person uses 600 plastic bags every year.
The City Council passed the measure earlier this month as part of the mayor’s “Vision Zero” plan to reduce traffic deaths.
Taxi drivers’ advocates on Wednesday lauded the City Council for passing a bill requiring stickers in cabs warning of the penalties for assaults on drivers.
City Councilman Brad Lander is on board with leaders and activists supporting proposed laws to eliminate what he described as a segregated school system.
The video shows a carriage horse that got away from its handler and bolted up 11th Avenue with police in pursuit, the animal advocacy group NYCLASS said.
After being convicted of assaulting a police officer, an Occupy Wall Street protester who became a rallying point for activists was cleared Friday of charges stemming from another confrontation with police.
A new bill being introduced before the City Council would ban all automobiles from the roads inside Central Park.
In the wake of a scathing federal review of New York City jails, city lawmakers grilled the city’s correction commissioner Wednesday about the treatment of juvenile inmates on Rikers Island.
The groups are urging New Yorkers to go without using paper or plastic bags from now through Sept. 21.
Councilman James Vacca of the Bronx believes such a system would help get more people involved with the issues facing the city.
City Council Chair of Consumer Affairs Rafael Espinal Jr. said on Wednesday he does not support a ban on horse-drawn carriages in New York City.
Three new staircases, a new entrance on 42nd Street to the Times Square shuttle platform and knocking out a wall to create a larger mezzanine near the Lexington Avenue line were among the proposed upgrades.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says NYPD officers will get annual training on the use of force following the police custody death of Eric Garner on Staten Island.
The City Council is considering imposing tougher civil penalties for drivers involved in fatal hit-and-run accidents.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has promised that all 35,000 NYPD officers will be retrained and the city council will ask him about the regiment at a September 8 hearing.